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1972 Olympic Poster

Artist: Josef Albers (Germany, 1888 - 1976, America) Primary
Date: 1970
20th Century
Dimensions: 40 x 25 in. (101.6 x 63.5 cm)
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Color silkscreen on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Alice Hyland, 2021
Accession Number: 2021.14.11C
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This print was part of the third of five series of posters issued for the 1972 Munich Olympics. It is comprised of a blue rectangle framed in white, is a call back to Albers' Homage to a Square -- an edition of which can also be found in the collection (2019.03.233).



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